When you find yourself in a new city, the best thing to do is make your stay worthwhile, that you’ll be packing fresh knowledge, memorable experiences, and a higher level of appreciation for the place, in your luggage by the time you head home. If you’re new in Manila, you’re in for a whole journey of exploration.
Before skyscrapers and business districts, Manila was an old city where several historical events took place. Take a tour back in time in the historical sites of Manila and bask in age-old architecture and remarkable stories.
Stroll around the streets of the walled city of Intramuros, bearing many of the oldest structures in the Philippines, dating back to the Spanish colonial era in the 1600s.
Spend a laid-back afternoon at Rizal Park, commonly known as Luneta Park, where the Philippine national hero Jose Rizal was executed in 1896.
Within Rizal Park is the National Museum of the Philippines, where you can learn more about Philippine history, culture and arts, and more.
These sites are a good place to start when you’re getting to know Manila, but the city has yet to show you its many treasured sights, abundant culture, and most importantly, its warm, Filipino people.